CPAT FAQs Frequently Asked Questions Where can I learn more about the CPAT? Does a department need to have a CPAT License to Participate in NTN? How do we get a CPAT License? Why does your CPAT service cost more than others? What are the New Standards? How often are tests given? Where can I learn more about the CPAT? There many resources on this website about the Candidate Physical Abilities Test. Click here to review detailed information on the test process. If you are department interested in obtaining a license you can apply at the IAFF website. Obtaining a license will require a transportability study which NTN can help you with. Does a department need to have a CPAT License to Participate in NTN? Yes, NTN requires that participating departments have a license to use CPAT. The CPAT was a joint development process between the IAFF and IAFC and they require a license to use the program. This license is important to protect the departments using the CPAT. How do we get a CPAT License? CPAT Licenses require a number of steps. First, a department must apply for a license with the IAFF. Departments also need to conduct a transportability study of the CPAT. National Testing Network can help to complete a transportability study. Why does your CPAT service cost more than others? CPAT requires a large amount of equipment with personnel and detailed administration standards that make the CPAT costly to administer. NTN offers CPAT according to the recommended standards, which requires the CPAT Pre-Test Program. For more information about the new standards and NTN, click here. One of the primary goals of NTN is to offer unlimited practice tests, orientation and CPATs to give candidates the best possibility of success. NTN offers the most flexible and comprehensive CPAT administration, where candidates can take the CPAT any time with our service. The CPAT standards were revised to ensure fairness to everyone who participates in the test. NTN offers weekly practice sessions and orientations to ensure all candidates have a fair chance to be successful. What are the New Standards? The new CPAT standards require that CPAT be administered with a Pre-Test Program. The Pre-Test Program gives candidates the opportunity to prepare themselves for the actual test. Practice Tests and Orientation are part of the Pre-Test Program. How often are tests given? NTN offers a continuous testing model for CPAT. Please visit our registration page to sign up for your CPAT.